This message was sent to ##Email##
|February 25, 2020 ||
To commemorate Florence Nightingale’s 200th birthday, the World Health Organization dubbed 2020 the year of the nurse. The declaration is both a celebration and a call to action. Nurses are on the frontlines, fighting global health and human rights issues, and they need more support — from patients, administrators, executives, policy makers and beyond.
While influencers of all kinds figure out ways to advance the work nurses have been doing for years, why not make time to advocate for yourself and your profession? Here are a few ideas to do just that.
RN Day will be held on Monday, April 20, 2020 and the Conference on Tuesday, April 21, 2020 in the Sheraton Grand Hotel in Sacramento. ANA\C Board of Directors invites ANA\C members and all interested CA nurses to attend our joint event to learn and empower nurses on how to increase our voices in policy development and politics.
Click here to register.
- Networking Reception for Conference Attendees on Monday, April 20, 2020 from 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
- Keynote: Janet Haebler, MSN, RN- ANA Senior Associate Director, Policy & State Government Affairs
- Panel discussions
- Exhibit Hall - Featuring nursing schools, potential employers and vendors
- Awards Luncheon - Honoring leaders in nursing and the community
- Poster Abstracts
- ANA\C Business Meetings include: Open Board Meeting, Bylaws Hearing and General Assembly, and much more!
Submit an Abstract for the Conference Poster Session
Interested in submitting an abstract?
Submit your abstract today and share your knowledge and best practices. Deadline extended: Feb. 28, 2020.
Click here to submit an abstract.
Nominate a Colleague for an ANA\C Award
Honor a nursing colleague! Nominate a Registered Nurse for an ANA\C award. Award Nomination deadline: February 28, 2020.
Click here to submit a nomination.
Exhibitor and Sponsorship Opportunities
Click here for more information.
This past weekend ANA\C Board of Directors, along with members and colleagues, had a successful Listening Tour Meeting in Fresno, CA.
We enjoyed a lively conversation focused on member engagement and communications.
We appreciate the kind invitation from Joyce Eden, Director of ED Services, to hold the regional meeting with the board at St. Agnes Hospital. Thank you to all who participated!
During the Fresno Listening meeting with the Board this past weekend, ANA\C Board of Directors welcomed Zack Huddleston as the new Board Member in a position of Membership Director. We welcome Zack to our team!
My name is Kalayvanie Naidoo and I am a student at the University of Phoenix working on a PhD nursing degree. I am conducting data collection for my research study, entitled A Causal-Comparative Study of Nursing Leadership in Professional Nurses’ Associations (PNAs). The purpose of this research study is to compare and measure the leadership characteristics of leaders and non-leaders in professional nurses’ associations (PNAs). I believe the benefit of your participation will develop new knowledge on the leadership characteristics of non-leaders and expand upon the existing knowledge of leaders.
This research study requires you to complete the Multifactor Leadership Questionnaire (MLQ), which will take approximately 15 to 20 minutes, and a 3-minute demographic survey. The surveys are programmed into a SurveyMonkey for easy access and flow. You are required to click on the weblink below to access the informed consent and surveys. You may accept or not accept the informed consent. If you do not accept the informed consent you will be exited away from the study. You must accept informed consent to participate in the proposed study. If you accept the informed consent, then you will proceed onto the study surveys. Your personal identifiers will not be shared with the researcher or any parts of the study to maintain your anonymity. Participation is voluntary and there will be no penalty or loss of benefits for not participating in the study.
Follow this link to complete the informed consent letter and surveys electronically.
Check us out!
- LinkedIn - Advance your career with professional advice.
- Facebook - Be a part of the conversation on all things nursing.
- Instagram - Find inspiration from fellow nurses and their stories.
- Youtube - More coming soon!
April 17 from 12 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. in Sacramento
It's been one year since the California Future Health Workforce Commission released its 2019 report, with 27 detailed recommendations for building the health workforce California needs. We hope you'll save the date on April 17 to celebrate the progress of the Commission's ideas—and to help identify the next steps the state must take to ensure every community has the right health workers, with the right skills, in the right places.
June 3-5, 2020
Early-Bird Registration is now OPEN!
Frances C. Arrillaga Alumni Center
326 Galvez St, Stanford, CA 94305
Click here to register.
Perla Aguayo Vazquez
Judy Ann Cortez
Leorosa Margarita Galang
Hua Wen Hsu
Cardiff By The Sea
What are the key things you need to know this week about Coronavirus?
The World Health Organization (WHO) announced an official change in name to Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19). Person-to-person transmission is confirmed through close contact (within 6 feet) via respiratory droplets produced from coughs and sneezes. As the CDC continues to research other modes of transmission and the severity of the illness, education on the importance of covering coughs and sneezes, proper hand hygiene, and staying home when sick is essential.
The COVID-19 threat within the US remains low as officials work diligently to identify and isolate those at risk, contain the virus, and identify contacts to minimize spread.
Key resources released this week include:
For additional information and links to best practice resources and preparedness checklists, visit ANA's resource page on COVID-19.
Are you ready to take another positive step in your career? At ANA, we’re here to help with our 2020 ANA Virtual Career Fair.
Join us online on March 17 from 11:00 a.m - 2:00 p.m EDT to connect with health care employers who are looking to hire you. At the ANA Virtual Career Fair, you choose which employers to interact with and engage in one-on-one chats with their representatives.
Click here to register.
How to Master Four Key Skills Vital to Becoming a Top-Notch Nursing Leader
Registration for this 90-minute, on-demand webinar is FREE for both ANA members and non-members. Space is limited! Individual and Group* pre-registration is required. Registration closes on May 12, 2020, at 1 pm ET.
If you are on the path of nursing leadership, don't miss this opportunity to master four key skills that will help you develop into a leader among leaders.
Click here to register.
Everything You Need to Know about Your Responsibilities when Your Staff is Under Investigation or Disciplinary Action by the SBON
Space is limited! Attendance is FREE for both ANA members and non-members.
Individual and Group* pre-registration is required.
Did you know that nurses at all levels of practice are substantially more likely to be investigated and disciplined by the nursing board than they are to be sued for professional malpractice?
And, licensure discipline is more consequential than lawsuits because it effects a professional's ability to continue practicing.
Click here to register.
You downloaded ANA’s Principles for Nurse Staffing tools to help solve your staffing issues. Now, we’d like your feedback. How have these free resources helped you?
Maybe you downloaded the infographic, or read the book, or watched the webinar. Whatever you chose, we’d like to know how you used the principles to improve staffing on your unit or in your organization.
Share your feedback and help other nurses solve their most complex staffing issues, too!
Share your feedback here.
| || EDUCATIONAL EVENTS & RESEARCH|
NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS
DEADLINE: MAR. 1, 2020
The Center for Health Policy and Media Engagement at the George Washington University School of Nursing invites applicants for our Fellowship in Health Policy and Media.
Applications are invited from individuals with a record of accomplishment in education, practice, leadership or policy and a demonstrated interest in health policy. Each Fellow will develop and implement a project focusing on a specific policy area relevant to nursing. Priority will be given to projects that involve the creative use of media to deliver policy information.
This unpaid, non-residential Fellowship is one year in length. Fellows will travel to Washington, D.C. at least once during the year to meet with Center faculty and staff; other work and contact will be conducted through distance technology.
Click here to apply.
Register before February 7 to get the Early-Bird Special!
The ANCC Pathway to Excellence Conference® will be taking place May 13-15, in beautiful West Palm Beach, FL. It’s already shaping up to be a great program with an exciting variety of events.
Click here to register.
NNEC registration is now open!
Los Angeles, California
March 26-27, 2020
Calling all NPD practitioners, nursing leaders, nurse educators, and nurses or students with a focus on NPD or education! You’re invited to join a very special preconference event at this year’s AONL 2020 conference.
Click here to register.
For Shanna Jackson, the best part of the WCU online program is the flexibility. She has two little boys and works full-time, so being able to attend her kids' baseball games, work and go to school at the same time gave her the flexibility needed to earn her MSN, Family Nurse Practitioner degree. Read more to learn how!
| || NEWS FROM AROUND THE INDUSTRY|
Becker's Hospital Review
Patient and family member complaints are "directly related" to increased reports of both emotional abuse and physical violence against nurses in the workplace, according to a study published in Nursing Open.
Researchers examined the results of the B.C. Nurses' Workload Impact Study, which includes data from 528 nurses working in medical-surgical settings in British Columbia, Canada. The researchers studied workload factors, such as the number of tasks nurses say they left unfinished during their last shift, patient complaints and reports of emotional and physical abuse of nurses.
Researchers found that nurses received an average of one patient complaint against them a month, and the rate of reports of emotional and physical abuse toward nurses was about the same.
Chinese Vice Minister of Science and Technology Xu Nanping said in a press conference on Feb. 21 that the vaccine for coronavirus will be submitted for clinical trials as soon as late April, China News reported.
"In terms of vaccine research and development, multiple routes are deployed in parallel to advance research and development. The fastest vaccine is expected to be applied for clinical trials around late April," Xu told reporters.
Having more nurses trained outside of the United States working on a hospital unit does not hurt collaboration among healthcare professionals and may result in a more educated and stable nursing workforce, finds a new study by researchers at NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing, published in the journal Nursing Economic$.
By Keith Carlson
In healthcare, it can generally be agreed that one of the central pillars of the delivery of high-quality patient care is communication. It can also be readily agreed that communication is a central pillar of both inter- and intra-team cohesion and relationships. If this is truly the case, then why does communication break down so often, and what can we do about improving it in the interest of staff satisfaction and retention, as well as the satisfaction of patients and their loved ones?
An MSN in Adult-Gerontology provides you with employment opportunities across the healthcare spectrum. Find out why the University of Cincinnati Online Grad Nursing programs are ranked #10 by U.S. News & World Report.
Learn More Today!
Climate change, and the sudden weather changes it brings, could fuel future flu epidemics, researchers warn in a new report.
They used historical data to assess how major weather swings in the fall months could affect flu season in highly populated areas of the United States, mainland China, Italy and France.
Dr. Edith Bracho-Sanchez writes, "'Your child is due for shots today,' is frequently followed in my practice by a grimace and a visible tightening of parents' hold on their baby. Then comes my rehearsed recital of the diseases against which we are protecting the baby through vaccination and lastly, I lay out the total number of shots due. That is when the bargaining starts — 'Does she really need that many, Dr. Bracho? Couldn't we do two today and the rest next time?'
It is perhaps because I have become used to this bargaining dance that the results of a study published in the journal Pediatrics do not surprise me. Using data from the 2014 National Immunization Surveillance Survey, the latest available data from a nationally representative sample at the time of the study, researchers found that over a third of parents of children ages 19 to 35 months followed delayed immunization schedules."
Did an artificial-intelligence system beat human doctors in warning the world of a severe coronavirus outbreak in China?
In a narrow sense, yes. But what the humans lacked in sheer speed, they more than made up in finesse.
Early warnings of disease outbreaks can help people and governments save lives. In the final days of 2019, an AI system in Boston sent out the first global alert about a new viral outbreak in China. But it took human intelligence to recognize the significance of the outbreak and then awaken response from the public health community.
What’s more, the mere mortals produced a similar alert only a half-hour behind the AI systems.
By Lisa Cole
For many of us in healthcare, clinical practice is no picnic. Long hours, clipped patient visits, staffing shortages, electronic glitches and myriad insurance issues often curtail our ability to provide preventive patient education and counseling. Over and over again, research has demonstrated that our lifestyle hugely impacts our wellness and longevity. Yet, typically, we do a suboptimal job addressing this area with our patients — and ourselves. How can we, even with all the constraints that currently constrict us, amp up our game and be the change we wish to see?
Whether you’re seeking advanced clinical roles or a new position as an educator or researcher, the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis prepares you to embrace new opportunities. Our dedicated faculty partner with you and invest in your success. Learn more at nursing.ucdavis.edu/AdvanceYourCareer.
At NorthBay Healthcare, we are devoted to creating an environment that nurtures and nourishes a commitment to compassionate care, and just as importantly, allows you to flourish. So join us, and be part of an incredible community of dedicated professionals who share the same passion to provide exceptional patient care.
One of the country's best-known tobacco researchers is under fire after one of his federally funded vaping studies was retracted, and other academics are calling for federal review of some of his other influential anti-vaping research.
The retracted study, by University of California, San Francisco medical school professor Stanton Glantz and published in Journal of the American Heart Association, said vaping doubled the risk of heart attacks. It was paid for primarily by the second of two $20 million grants awarded to Glantz and UCSF in 2018 from the National Institutes of Health and the Food and Drug Administration to research tobacco and e-cigarettes.
In July 2019, USA TODAY reported on questions about the study and another researcher's conclusion that the majority of the heart attacks happened before people vaped.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology via PhysOrg
Using a machine-learning algorithm, MIT researchers have identified a powerful new antibiotic compound. In laboratory tests, the drug killed many of the world's most problematic disease-causing bacteria, including some strains that are resistant to all known antibiotics. It also cleared infections in two different mouse models.
Gladstone Institute via Medical Xpress
A team of Gladstone Institutes scientists led by Senior Investigator Nevan Krogan, Ph.D., has been cataloging host proteins that physically bind to virus proteins. These physical interactions identify human proteins that the virus can use to infect cells and propagate. However, they don't reveal how host proteins work together to facilitate infection.
To address this gap, Krogan and staff scientist David Gordon, Ph.D., with colleagues at UC San Francisco, University College Dublin, and the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, have developed a new way to understand how host cells control HIV infection in human cells.
7701 Las Colinas Ridge, Ste. 800, Irving, TX 75063